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Solar jobs are an extremely viable option for green jobs in the future, but solar installations do carry a couple of hang-ups – outside of cost – for some homeowners. These hang-ups need to be overcome in order for the power of the sun to be realized even more widespread in the United States.
The solar industry has come a long way, but if you’re planning to get into the solar jobs field and like problem-solving, and then here are two major problems that require creative solutions:
1) You need a pretty brand new roof to install a solar energy system. Some solar energy experts say that not even a new roof is good enough for a solar power device – basically because these devices most likely will outlast the roofing material. To uninstall a solar power system so that new roofing can be laid is very expensive.
2) You need to be wary of leaks. The problem is that after your solar energy system is installed on your roof, the solar energy company – not your roofing company – must assume responsibility for any leaks that occur. Homeowners sometimes don’t realize that installing a solar system on their roofs actually voids their roof insurance or roof warranty. The best thing solar companies can do is to promote that homeowners use metal roofs, which do not require penetration in order to mount a solar system. If you are an aspiring solar inventor, perhaps you can come up with a new solar energy device that can go atop a home without damaging a traditional roof as well.
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